Snow in Portlaoise
The heavy snow will be slow moving and will be followed by a plunge in temperatures, possibly as low as -8c in places Met Éireann has warned.
In its latest update the forecaster says there will be further falls of snow, rain and sleet this morning in Connacht, Leinster and Munster, moving slowing southwards this afternoon and evening.
Met Éireann said that Laois and surrounding counties would be in the direct path of the snow.
Temperatures of just 1 to 3°C for most areas (5 to 7°C in the SW) with modest east to north east breezes.
Updates to National Warnings— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 10, 2017
1) Status Orange Snow for the midlands
2) Status Yellow Snow for the south
3) Status Orange Low Temperatures nationwide for tonight
Get the latest updates here:https://t.co/X6NncUghZ9 #sneachta pic.twitter.com/B4DycXNgea
The forecaster says the mix of heavy rain sleet and snow will cause dangerous & possibly disruptive conditions in places.
In its latest tweet the forecaster warned of an extremely cold night, lows of -2 to -8°C.
Forecast temperatures for midnight tonight.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 10, 2017
Extremely cold night, lows of -2 to -8°C. pic.twitter.com/2zb7mRNf3N